Chaz Bono

Activist and Entertainer
Born Mar 4, 1969

Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American transgender advocate, writer, and musician. He is the only child of American entertainers Sonny and Cher, though each had children from other relationships. He is a transgender man. In 1995, after several years of being outed as lesbian by the tabloid press, Bono publicly self-identified as such in a cover story in a leading American gay monthly magazine, The Advocate.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chaz Bono.


1969 Birth Born on March 4, 1969.


1988 19 Years Old Bono began a short music career in 1988 with the band Ceremony, which released one album, Hang Out Your Poetry, in 1993. … Read More


1995 26 Years Old In April 1995, Bono came out as a lesbian in an interview with The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian magazine. … Read More
1996 27 Years Old In the same book, Bono reported that Cher, who was both a gay icon and an ally of LGBT communities, was quite uncomfortable with the news at first and "went ballistic" before coming to terms with it: "By August 1996, one year after I came out publicly, my mother had progressed so far that she agreed to 'come out' herself on the cover of The Advocate as the proud mother of a lesbian daughter." … Read More


2008 39 Years Old In mid-2008, Bono began undergoing a physical and social transition from female to male.


2009 40 Years Old This was confirmed in June 2009 by his publicist, who identified Bono's preferred name as Chaz Bono and said, "It is Chaz's hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his coming out did." … Read More
2010 41 Years Old Bono's legal transition was completed on May 6, 2010, when a California court granted his request for a gender and name change.
…  A documentary on Bono's experience, Becoming Chaz, was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and later made its television debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. … Read More
2016 47 Years Old In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Bono and others told the stories of the people killed there.
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